A New API
|#26 by Facenapalm|
2022-11-10 at 15:53
|< report >Greetings! Wikidata user here.|
Any plans on filtering VN entries based on external links? Or at least adding external links to response fields? I've noticed there're some VNDb entries connected to Wikidata without a corresponding backlink from Wikidata to VNDb. I'm interested in getting the list of such entries.
|#27 by Yorhel|
2022-11-12 at 13:03
|< report >I'm still trying to figure out how to expose the external links section, there's surprisingly many options to consider. In the mean time, I had already written a query some time ago to list all VNDB items without a Wikidata backlink. You could script around a CSV export of that, though it's not ideal for long-term automated synchronization.|
|#28 by Facenapalm|
2022-11-12 at 23:41
|< report >Thanks, this query is more than enough. Wasn't planning the long-term automated synchronization anyway, I was interested in analysis and probably one-time semi-automated import.|
But it looks like the relation is too ambiguous to import external IDs automatically. I see some Wikidata items got linked from several VNDb entries (for instance, some VNDb entries are linked to video game series item, not the separate games items). I guess it makes sence if you want to have a link to Wikipedia article in the first place, but generally Wikidata is aiming at having a separate item for each entity.
|#29 by Facenapalm|
2022-11-13 at 00:36
|< report >I have connected about 400 Wikidata items to VNDb tho. Cheers!|
|#30 by Yorhel|
2022-11-13 at 07:03
|< report >|
I guess it makes sence if you want to have a link to Wikipedia article in the first place, but generally Wikidata is aiming at having a separate item for each entity.We've found in many cases that Wikidata doesn't have a separate entitity for the VN. But where it does, yes, we certainly should link to the appropriate game entry and not the franchise.
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